Tuesday, 15 May 2018

16th May #143 - Creative Moments Design Team

This challenge theme is to 'Make it Funny'.. 
When I think about my kids they giggle all through the Big Bang Theory.. I really look forward to hearing their unrestrained joy.. 
This card is a tribute to all the left of centres...

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Scrap The Boys Cards - May 2018

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Welcome to our new post at STB - Cards...

This month we are giving the 12 x 12 scrappers a run for their money by sharing their Mood Board. Here is my take on the challenge... Join in with us and show us what you can do... at Scrap the Boys - Card Makers

Check out how intensely the Mermaid Brush Markers by Jane Davenport reacted to my card. I held them at the top and squeezed a couple of drops at a time and let it run down the page. I used an eye dropper to help with the flow. I love the way the colours sat on top of each
other and pooled... My new
favourite technique!!

I used some Nuvo Embellishment mousse to create some texture on the page and to give the saturated brights a little sparkle to offset... Winner!!

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Art and Soul Studio Mood Board Challenge May 2018

I am so excited to post my first design for ART & SOUL Studio. This months challenge is about using your Alphas! and while I started out with vintage in mind.. it evolved into something a little bit Industrial Revolutionary. Here is the challenge and my inspiration...

I used 7 Dots Paper from the Lost and Found Collection - Vignette for the background and Sticky notes for my Matts. In my stash I found a bunch of unused script letters  that would never have made a title so I grabbed them to fulfill the challenge obligation.  

I used some clear gesso to stick down my script card stock - (also 7 Dots Studios. Nature Walk - Cloudy). Added some Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap (Melange) to the first Layer. Then put  some modelling paste through a brick stencil and added some embossing powder to create a resist effect for the sprays.
I also distressed some notepaper and a piece of calico to offer some variety in texture to my layers. I raided my newly acquired selection of Dusty Attic Chipboards to find the perfect combination of elements to give this photo the story it deserved. We took this on a day out to the Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney where the First Settlers were housed... Therefore 'Brave' seemed to fit the emotions on the day. 

Check out some close ups of the final piece!! 

Monday, 30 April 2018

Scrap the boys - April Challenge - Lets go Geo

Hi Mums' of sons, Nan's of grandsons, Sisters of Brothers and Wives of men...

I have a layout that I wanted to share and I must say I combined two mood board themes.. I used the colours from the dusty Attic challenge (sadly I hadn't received my chippes yet) and the Geo theme at Scrap the boys. Here is the challenge and my take on it! 

April Challenge - ends April 30

What I love the most about this one is how I managed to get the chipboard to marry up with my screen door... This was my sons first day of High School!

Here are a few step by steps so you can see how I managed to pull it all together!

I primed the background and put down some mesh tape. I used 7 Dots Studio.

I added some modelling paste through my stencil.. Circuits (TCW), Sprayed with my Ranger Faded Denim and Lindys flat Fabio Summer Lovin' Sun.

Used some dry brushing with White Gesso to make the texture pop and stamped and splattered

I then assembled my Chipboards and created my focal point highlighted with some Vintage Silk Waxes and a bit of black distress ink (as I knew that there was no more wet work on the layout). I embossed my crazy arrows, hash tags, date, flags and assembled. Too easy!!

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Sunday, 29 April 2018

Dusty Attic April 2018

Hi There...

Wanted to show you what I have created for the April Mood Board challenge for Dusty Attic! After receiving my new chip boards I was ready to let loose.

Here is a picture of my Mum and Dad shortly after they got married. My Dad isn't much older than my son and my Mum has such a proud look on her face. It just makes me smile.

I primed the background with clear Gesso and added some Faded Denim spray and Lindy's Summer Lovin' Sun Flat Fabio to create the background. I used a Dusty Attic Stencil from a Farrel Tailor kit to create the texture with Modelling Paste.

Then I added with my finger a rub of distress crayons in Faded Denim and Fossilised Amber to add some depth to the Stenciled design and a touch of black to fade it back into the background.

I embossed my Dusty Attic chipboard with Cest la vie Cerise, Bonjour Butter, Silver Moon Sapphire and some dark blue I had lying around in my stash

From Prima, a bit of bling, Art Pebbles and Flowers.

Sequins, Prills and some resin balloons... a metal charm and my favourite Cuts 2 Luv badge and we were set.

Check out my chippies in the Dusty Attic store by following the links below.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

18th April #141 - Creative Moments Design Team

Flowers... Is there anything sweeter?
Flowers are the cornerstone to any project, what do you think?
This challenge theme is to use two or more flowers.. 
I'll show you my Bloom if you show me yours..

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Till next time... Smell the flowers!

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Scrap the boys - Card Makers DT - April 2018

Welcome to the second round of Scrap the boys - Cards!!
This time we have a sketch and a colour challenge.. 
Black and White + 1 Colour... Hmm!
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Sounds easy,  right? Well... what a challenge for this mixed media girl! I like colours and layers and contrasts and compliments all in the mix... So I really did move out of my comfort zone with this one and am thankful for the push.
Check out my creation ...

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

4th April #140 - Creative Moments Design Team

Hip Hip Hooray... Its No Housework Day!! You wont find any arguments from me... I'll be off to complete my challenge with Creative Moments Challenge Blog?

This challenge theme is to take some time out just for you.. Challengers, how do you recharge?
I always get back to nature for an energy boost... How about you?

 With Pumpkins 

For this one I used Paper from Kaisercraft, Tropicals water colour set by Prima, Flowers from Little Birdie and 49th & Market, Bo Bunny Glitter paste in Sea foam and Sequins, Lindy's - Sweet Violet Purple Teal, Shaded Lilac Distress stain and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Key Lime Pie and Opal Magic Wax in Vintage Silk.

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Till next time... RELAX!
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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

21st March #139 - Creative Moments Design Team

Are you ready for another challenge with Creative Moments?
I will be feeling a little jealous of you Northern Hemispherians. The scent of Spring makes me feel alive..
This challenge theme is to celebrate Spring.
What.. Its autumn here in Australia!!

I chose to do a Steampunk inspired tag for my contribution.. I stretched the interpretation to springs and cogs instead.
  • I chose to do a Tag this time to allow for enough room to play with my stencils and pastes. 
  • I coloured the focal point with Distress Oxides and a water brush OMG my new favourite technique. Tested a few ways to collage...
  • Then added some colour to the background with my sprays allowing for heaps of drippage and runs to add depth to the cracks in the wall.

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Till next time... Enjoy the Sunshine!